Friday 1 January 2010

Happy Noo Yeah, and all that

I hope everyone survived commercial Christmas and avoided Coles, Target and the Kwik-e-mart.

Now that we're nearly halfway through the first term of the inaugural Cairns Regional Council, and have a defunct CEO, Communications Manager, and Finance Committee chair behind them, let's hope they are given a better run to get on with the job in 2010.

Val would have to declare that 2009 was an annus horribilis.

I would wish you a happy holiday, but you know it would be insincere or merely a token. So next time I see you, I'll shout you a drink. How's that for a new year's resolution?

Whatever you've done over the last 48 hours, or going to over the next few days, make sure you have some 'me' time. Be selfish, be lazy, be yourself, or be someone else, and don't go writing letters to the local rag, it only encourages them.

Also, ask yourself, were you thanked by your employer when you finished work a week or so ago? I mean more than a generic email to all and sundry. If you weren't, it might be time to reevaluate your goals and the place you donate so much of your passion, heart and soul to in 2010.

As CairnsBlog enters it's fourth year, I sincerely thank you for your participation, along with the other 5,379 regular local readers.

Enjoy the holidays while they last because the right wing business chiefs don't like you leaving the office for too long, eating away at their profits and upsetting the shareholders.


The Essence of Good Taste said...

Mike, as a(very) small business owner my staff were thankful to still have a job for 2010. And so were the staff of my friends (who are also small business owners). We appreciate our staff and they appreciate us.

I am disappointed you have chosen to generalise that employers are the big baddies. Employers and employees need each other. We generally treat each other with respect and find a balance to ensure both sides have a quality of life.

I would like to ask you - what profit? Everything I make goes back into the business to keep it afloat and keep my staff employed. Here's to a profitable 2010 where I remain able to employ my little team and keep money flowing through this community.

Thaddeus said...

And all the very best for a successful 2010 "The Essence of Good Taste." In this era of CEOs and bankrupted construction companies paying themselves and executives million dollar bonuses, it is good to be reminded there are scrupulous, ethical business people out there. Good luck to you.

Rooster said...

Well said Essence, maybe you should reveal yourself. Be happy to patronise you in your business in preference to a large corporate mob. Oops, assume you're not Northern Bell are you? Could present a problem with the missus ... not insurmountable mind.

Alison Alloway said...

As a small business owner myself, the very best for a bright and prosperous New Year to you, "Essence".